Punam Patel, MD

Punam Patel, MD

Psychiatrist

Education & Training

The University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Memphis
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Biochemistry Concentration
Dr. Punam Patel, MD, is a Board-Certified psychiatrist who combines compassion and perseverance in her approach to mental health care. Born and raised in the small town of Martin, Tennessee, Dr. Patel's interest in science and anatomy was sparked early on, nurtured by her undergraduate studies and the influence of her father, also a psychiatrist. This foundational experience set her on a path to a career dedicated to understanding and improving mental health.

Dr. Patel's educational journey is as diverse as it is impressive. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology at The University of Tennessee at Martin, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Biochemistry Concentration at the University of Memphis. Not stopping there, she pursued and obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health Care Administration at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio. Her medical degree was conferred by the American University of the Caribbean, after which she completed an internship in Transitional Year in Medicine at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Florida. Recently, Dr. Patel has completed her Psychiatry Residency Training at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

Dr. Patel describes herself as compassionate, driven, perseverant, and easy to get along with – traits that greatly benefit her in her professional role. She was initially drawn to psychiatry during her undergraduate psychology classes and under the influence of her father's career in the same field. These experiences shaped her understanding and approach to mental health.

In her practice, Dr. Patel is dedicated to building long-term therapeutic relationships with her clients, ensuring they feel heard and understood. Her treatment approach balances pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, striving to find the best therapeutic outcomes for each individual. This approach is underpinned by her belief in the gratification that comes from positively impacting clients on both an emotional and mental level.

When she is not working, Dr. Patel enjoys a range of activities that reflect her dynamic personality. She loves traveling the world, hiking, watching movies with friends, binge-watching Korean dramas on Netflix, and experimenting with new vegan recipes. These interests not only provide her with a well-rounded life experience but also enhance her ability to connect with clients from various backgrounds.

Education & Training

The University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Biochemistry Concentration
University of Memphis
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Biochemistry Concentration

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